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Guam leads medal tally in Micronesian Area Championships

GUAM bagged the most number of medals in the 2018 Micronesian Are Championships that concluded on Friday at the Oleai Sports Complex.

With Kaeli Perez, Kiana Rivera and Madison Packbier delivering in the sprint, mid-distance and long distance races in the U18 girls, Guam won 48 gold medals, 29 silver medals 18 bronze medals for a total of 100 medals.

Tehya Mendiola contributed gold medals in the field events, throwing 8.51 meters, in girls U18 shot put and 23.10 meters in discuss throw.

Richelle Tugade and Celine Amparo led the 200-meter and 400-meter respectively.

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Guam’s Richelle Tugade leads her fellow Guam athletes in 100-meter hurdles senior during the 2018 Micronesian Area Championships at the Oleai Sports Complex.
Federated States of Micronesia - Guam’s Scott James Fiti reaches the finish line in the sprint event of the Micronesian Area Championship.  Photo by David Butterfields

Genina Criss topped the 1,500-meter race and Tania Tan led the 5,000 meter run to bag gold medal.

The NMI athletes placed second in the number of medals totaling 64. They won 13 gold medals, 20 silver medals and 31 bronze medals.

Douglas Schmidt delivered gold medal in triple jump senior, Nick Gross in men javelin senior and Orrin Pharmin, in 110 meter hurdle senior.

Palau had 10 gold medals, four silver medals and four bronze medals totaling 18 medals.

Gwyn Uehara delivered gold medal in 400-meter senior Rodman Teltull in 200-meter senior.

Peooria Koshiba was the lone wolf in the 60-meter to won gold medal for Palau.

With Melanie Ribauw delivering in 100-meter sprint and discus throw, Nauru had nine gold medals, 10 silver medals and three bronze medals. Jeremiah Chanana also won gold medals for Nauru in the women’s discus throw senior with a 32.92 meters. Jim Aliklk threw 34.98 meters to also deliver gold medal for Nauru in U18 boys discus throw.

With Scott James Fiti dominating the 100-meter sprint the Federated States of Micronesia-Guam had three gold medals, give silver medals and seven bronze medals; FSM Chuuk bagged three gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals, while Marshall Islands won two silver medals.

Aside from Tan, Gross and Pharmin the other NMI top medal winners were Jamie Pangelinan, Zarinae Sapong and Tyviean They.

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